Lincolnton, NCUSA 28092
January 19, 2014
I hope to improve my writing skills and actually write some of the stories that are in my head before I totally forget them. My stories are basically about events in my life and would mainly be intended for my descendants if they ever wanted to read them.
Several years ago I was a member of a couple of writing groups which I enjoyed thoroughly. After a while the members just lost interest or became too busy with other things, and that included me as well. In recent years though I have longed to get active in a writer's group again in the hopes it will help me focus on my writing.
I am interested to hear what ideas others may have; as well as what experiences they have had in writing groups. A previous group I belonged to had an English teacher as one of the members and she guided us in timed writings, something I had never done before but felt was beneficial. I am hoping there will be people in this group who will bring some of their own ideas and experiences to us, that can help us all improve our writing through practice and critiques.
Hello! Writing is something I have enjoyed since my school days, although, I do not profess to be an accomplished writer.
Since the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are approaching we decided for our meetings to move along as they have in the past without too much assigned to us. After the new year we plan to "get down to business" with our writing. Any member of the group is welcome to bring some of their writing to read to us or share in November and December. We also decided to set "dues" at $15 per year. This money will cover the cost of the room as well as go toward the expense of paying for the Meet Up messages we receive. By the time this Meet Up renewal runs out, we probably will not renew because we are developing our own way of communicating via Facebook and email.